Judging Process & Criteria 2018
2016 Awards & Screening
All entries will first be screened to ensure they meet the entry criteria, theme, and content requirements outlined in our Entry Video Checklist and Contest Rules.
Our panel of judges will score your video based the criteria described below — including creativity, content, fit with our theme & mission and more.
(1) First-Round judges who screen and select Semi-Finalists
(2) Semi-Finals Round judges who choose Finalists and recommend Special Awards Nominees
(3) Finals Round judges who select Winners, Special Award Winners and Finale Final Cut Videos (coaching round videos).
SEMI-FINALISTS’ JUDGING & PUBLIC VOTE CHALLENGE
The top 2+ finalists per division will be selected based on the merits of their video’s quality — that is, those who have the highest judges’ scores, per the criteria below. Additional teams may be selected as “Special Award Nominees” based on jury decisions.
Another way Semi-Finalists can make it in to the finals round is through our ONLINE Public Vote Challenge, where all Semi-Finalists participate in, often drawing viewership around the world The public will determine the Audience’s Choice Award winner per national division, and the one top vote-getter per division shall receive an automatic Finalist slot, where they earn a trip to the YVOC Festival and Awards Bash.
Final Round Judges will select the national, regional, special award and Finale Final Cut winners.
Your entry will be scored according to the following criteria:
|1. Meets Contest Criteria & Theme – (10% of score)
|2. Originality & Impact (30% of score)
|3. Story Telling Editing & Techniques – (30% of score)